NW Works

22 Tonnes

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A net zero office refurbishment, 23 & 25 Lonsdale Road


Soul Spaces on behalf of Akoya London - https://akoyalondon.com/

Carbon emissions:

22 Tons of CO2e (carbon dioxide or equivalent greenhouse gas emissions)

Assessment and works:

Construction Carbon coordinated an upfront carbon emissions calculation and the provision of a Lifecycle Carbon Assessment for the full refurbishment of two warehouse units for commercial office use totalling 183 m2.

The works included an internal fit-out of new kitchenettes, WCs, internal partitions, doors, HVAC systems and electrical works.

Sustainability goals:

The aim was to upgrade the space sustainably, understand carbon hotspots, consider how the performance may be improved for future similar developments and minimise the project’s carbon footprint.  

Key reduction measures:

Sanitary ware was reused and timber was reclaimed. These materials would normally have been disposed of. Water-based paint and thinner floor slabs also feature in accordance with their low carbon design principles.

Residual emissions:

Akoya London chose to support the 20 Biomass Power Project in Chhattisgarh, India as a way of offsetting their residual emissions.

This was done via Gold Standard offsets, which were independently verified and reported on a public register as per the UK Green Building Council’s guidance on Net Zero for construction projects.  You can see more about the project here.

Closing word:

The construction industry is responsible for approximately 11% of global carbon emissions and Akoya London are making their entire portfolio sustainable in light of global climate change and the shift towards net zero.

The client says:

“Importantly, the size of the project does not matter. We look at how we can minimise our carbon impact, then offset the remaining carbon on any project of any size and make a good sustainable impact”.

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